Pullrite 2013 Dodge Frame Changes
NEW 'Industry Standard' Super 5th Hitches Fit Most Existing Rails
Dodge has changed the frame on their recent production of the 2013 2500 Ram Pick-Ups.
A square plate has been added to the rear portion of the frame (outside surface of frame) that interferes with existing and earlier mounting kits for use with our four (two Super 5th & two SuperGlides) ISR hitches with either Custom or Universal Mounting Brackets and our SuperRails Mounting Kits for our 4100 and 4400 SuperGlides. Please see the picture below that shows this change. This change also affects other manufacturer’s existing mounting brackets as well and we are not aware of any available solution at this time.
Pullrite built and has sent out ten Proto-Type bracket kits for our ISR Series of hitches and five kits for their SuperRail kits (4100 & 4400 only) that fit these new truck frames. As of this email date, they have already received feedback on a few of these proto-type installations and they have installed very well with no difficulty experienced by the installing dealers. Once they have received feedback from the remaining dealers installing these Proto-Type kits they will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a quality and easy fit/installation and move into production mode to make the new kits available for distribution as soon as possible.
Additionally, Dodge also changed the frame on their 3500 Ram trucks and on some models have incorporated a “Puck” system to facilitate the installation of a 5th wheel hitch similar to what Ford has with their SuperDuty trucks equipped with their O.E. Prep Kits. While similar in concept to what Ford offers, the Dodge design is totally different with a much wider “footprint” where the “Puck” attach point are positioned. Refer to the following link for more details. Fifth Wheel Gooseneck Prep Option
This change also will require a totally new application design to fit the truck. At this time neither PullRite or as far as we know any other manufacture has a design that will fit this new truck design. However, we are working on this matter with a high priority and will be providing updated information on this shortly.
Should you encounter one of these newer Dodge designs please contact us at 800-755-4775 for assistance/advice.
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